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2022 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County

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  1. #1 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Irvine

    City in California,

    539 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says I love Irvine! I went to UCI for my bachelors degree and it was a beautiful area. There are many activities to do beyond campus life. My friends and I would ride our bikes in the park and then get....

    Read 539 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 272,694,

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  2. #2 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Seal Beach

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Best city I’ve ever visited in California. Very close to airports, and nightlife scene, however it’s tucked away as a sleepy little town in the heart of Orange County/LA area. Awesome pier, cute....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 24,268,

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  3. #3 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Newport Beach

    Town in California,

    81 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Newport Beach is a beautiful coastal city. There are lots of opportunities for tourists to enjoy the city at places like the Balboa Funzone, Orange County Fair (July-August), and so much more!.

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 86,694,

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  4. #4 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Ladera Ranch

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    70 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Ladera Ranch is a great place for families! Accordingly, the statement made by "Niche" that most of the families in Ladera Ranch tend to be liberal is totally false. I've lived in the area for 20....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 24,996,

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  5. #5 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Rossmoor

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I enjoy the calm cozy feeling that radiates from the neighborhood due to the good weather allowing families to spend time at the numerous parks. Additionally, trees line the streets within Rossmoor....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,923,

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  6. #6 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Aliso Viejo

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    153 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Absolutely love this city! I am a young professional and we just moved from Washington DC to Aliso Viejo. We absolutely love the nature, beautiful views, and how peaceful this city is..

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 50,385,

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  7. #7 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    North Tustin

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says North Tustin is a safe, clean, and beautiful area in Orange County. Public schools in this area are highly rated, which is important for perspective families and good for property values. North....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 25,147,

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  8. #8 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Laguna Beach

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    37 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Laguna Beach is NOT a suburb of Irvine! Laguna was incorporated as a city in 1927. Irvine didn’t come into existence until 1971. Laguna was originally known as an artists colony. Today it is a....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 22,991,

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  9. #9 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Los Alamitos

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    36 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says LOS ALAMITOS HAS THE SMALL TOWN FEELING THAT WE ALL YEARN FOR. IT IS 20 MINUTES FROM SURF CITY USA AND ABOUT 2 HOURS FROM SNOWY BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN. CRIME IS LOW AND IVE NEVER FELT UNSAFE. AS FORMER....

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 11,521,

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  10. #10 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Yorba Linda

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    149 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We've been living in Yorba Linda for 7 years and love it! Great schools, friendly people and a small town vibe. Not surprising to run into friends at the grocery store, see your kids friends working....

    Read 149 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 68,103,

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  11. #11 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Coto de Caza

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived in Coto for 2 1/2 years now. I definitely enjoy the quiet even though the back of our house faces the main road in the neighborhood. Everyone is friendly and polite. Going to the local gym....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 15,509,

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  12. #12 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Rancho Santa Margarita

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    181 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I really like Rancho. It's a great place to have a home, people are friendly, and the area is super nice, visually and in other ways. The schools are pretty good, but they do have things like....

    Read 181 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 48,280,

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  13. #13 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Villa Park

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says This is a hidden jewel, we have one shopping center no apartments or condos schools are all in walking distance and everyone around here walks and rides bikes. The only thing the conservatives are....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 5,883,

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  14. #14 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    La Palma

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    74 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I feel blessed to live here! It’s a gem of a small city! Near beaches, mountains close to downtown and feels extrememly safe with our own police department..

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 15,657,

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  15. #15 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Fountain Valley

    Town in California,

    162 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The location and diversity is great. I am near the beach and the best places to eat. I live near a lot of Asian-Americans, which makes me feel welcomed and a part of a community, since I am an....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 56,118,

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  16. #16 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Mission Viejo

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    300 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I moved to Mission Viejo 8 years ago and it's been great. We have a little bit of everything here - parks, restaurants, entertainment, and more! While not completely void of crime, I have never felt....

    Read 300 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 95,638,

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  17. #17 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Laguna Niguel

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    128 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love being so close to the beach but away from the big cities. I especially love being so close to laguna beach which has GORGEOUS beaches! I also like that you are only 5 minutes away from the....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 65,048,

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  18. #18 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Las Flores

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Where you come from really affects the kind of person you are- and I am truly grateful to have been given the opportunity to grow here. I feel that I have been given so many opportunities and chances....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 5,089,

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  19. #19 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Laguna Hills

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    103 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love it here. It is quiet. There are a ton of trails (paved and dirt) very close by. The beach is easily drivable, and there are a few good gym options close by. Laguna Hills is also less expensive....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 31,613,

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  20. #20 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Lake Forest

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    248 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My overall experience with Lake Forest is that it is a great place to grow up. I have lived here for about 13 years and I have had a great time. First, Lake Forest is so close to so many different....

    Read 248 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 84,666,

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  21. #21 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Cypress

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    159 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Cypress, California is a family-oriented suburban city. School districts are balanced with education and politics. It has local entertainment, shopping centers, and beautiful parks all throughout the....

    Read 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 49,137,

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  22. #22 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Dana Point

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    78 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My friends who are locals took me here on a Sunday afternoon in mid-September. The weather was superlative--light breezes, warm but not scorching sunshine. Enough people to be interesting but not too...We loved to walk along the harbor boardwalk to look at the boats then stop in at a store or two, grab something the coffee stop or eat outside at one of the many restaurants. In exploring further, we....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 33,782,

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  23. #23 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Tustin

    Town in California,

    205 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I came back to Orange County after being away from here for over 20 years, and this time I ended up in Tustin. I’ve lived here for over a year now and it feels like home. Tustin’s location makes it....

    Read 205 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 80,815,

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  24. #24 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    Huntington Beach

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    547 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The city of Huntington Beach is a classic beach community. With beautiful beaches, warm weather, and a family-friendly community, Huntington Beach is a desirable place to live. Although it is quite....

    Read 547 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 199,778,

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  25. #25 Best Suburbs to Live in Orange County.

    San Clemente

    Suburb of Irvine, CA,

    180 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Beautiful gem of an OC beach town! Between perfect weather, ocean views from all over the city, friendly people, and a quaint downtown not overrun by chain stores, this is the best kept secret in....

    Read 180 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 64,929,

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